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Ready to face a challenge? Good! As the updated version of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive is now on GOG.

As a reminder, the updated release from THQ Nordic doesn't just add Linux support. It also adds language support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English to the main game. It also adds in the lost demo level, with more limited language support.

As usual, the Linux release on GOG has gone through their internal testing (as they always do) and comes packaged with their handy MojoSetup-based installer.

  • Based on the successful tactical combat mechanics from the Commandos series with an even more challenging difficulty level
  • A great atmosphere straight out of classic Westerns with beautiful hand-drawn levels
  • A wide variety of scenarios and an impressive number of ways to accomplish each assignment

GOG actually sent us a copy of it and I can confirm it does work really damn nicely. As someone who never got to play it originally, I am especially appreciative of the work THQ Nordic do to update old titles.

Find it on GOG here where it's also on sale for super cheap!

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Shmerl 11 July 2018 at 7:58 pm UTC
Great, though I'm now playing Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun for the first time
sub 11 July 2018 at 7:59 pm UTC
Whoooa. Great!

It's also on Steam for the very same low price.
Installing Linux version right now (Steam).

EDIT: Starts and seems to run fine.


Last edited by sub at 11 July 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
PublicNuisance 11 July 2018 at 8:18 pm UTC
Awesome news. Going to pick it up once the sale is over. I picked it up for cheap on Steam, they desverve full price from me for the DRM free version.
Jollt 11 July 2018 at 10:34 pm UTC
I also bought it, this game is greeeat! I played so much back then I could not believe the Linux version came out And it runs and works great! Even for full price it's well deserved
g000h 11 July 2018 at 10:49 pm UTC
So, to summarise:

It has been recently updated, July 2018, for better stability and performance on modern operating systems (e.g. Windows 10) compared to the old version.

The Linux version is also taking advantage of the updates and is available on GOG and Steam.

Both Steam and GOG are currently offering it at a very nice 80% discount. Kerr-ching!

Prior to this latest update, I've read a number of people's reviews (Windows users) stating that it worked badly on their system.

Question to self:

Do I buy it on Steam or GOG? Hehe.

EDIT: Got it on GOG.


Last edited by g000h at 12 July 2018 at 12:21 pm UTC
Kohrias 11 July 2018 at 10:53 pm UTC
Just bought it. It's a steal for 99ct right now.
Hamish 11 July 2018 at 11:18 pm UTC
Well, I just made the fastest purchase in the west.
mylka 11 July 2018 at 11:39 pm UTC
does anyone know how much it cost to make a linux version of this game?
im sure they wanna sell some copies, but how much can they make, when its now just 1€

or are they planning a 3rd title and use this as commercial
Shmerl 12 July 2018 at 3:14 am UTC
Good to see that the game is using XDG base directory specification. Saves go into

$HOME/.local/share/THQNordic/Desperados
lordheavy 12 July 2018 at 5:10 am UTC
Let's hope that we will see Titan Quest on Linux one day!
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